Chapter 2.67 – Babies

Cole was trying to get some work done in between patients, but he kept thinking about the fact that he was now married and how happy he was. Avery had called her Aunt to tell her about their marriage. And Cole knew of a special friend he should call. Dannie. It was going to be weird since they hadn’t spoken since she had texted him to let him know she held no hard feelings about what had happened between them.

He sat on the couch and pulled out his phone. He stared at it for a minute. To hell with texting, he thought, this is important, and surely Ryker, if he was even there,  wouldn’t care that he called to tell her he was married. He pressed send before he lost his nerve.

“Cole! Hi!” said Dannie cheerfully.

Her cheery voice warmed him and made him smile. She truly sounded happy.  “Hi! How are you?” he asked, “You sound great.”

“I’m good. What’s up?”

“Well I have news! You might want to sit down for this,” he said and laughed.

“Ooookay….” 

“You’re not the only one that’s married anymore. I got married last week!”

“Whaaat? Yasmine? You guys got back together?”

“Hey, don’t sound so horrified,” he said and laughed, “You’re supposed to be happy for me! But no, it’s not Yasmine. She actually moved to Germany with her job. Seems she needed an ocean to separate us.”

“Oh . . . Then who Cole? You weren’t even with anyone when . . . . at the reunion.”

He pretended not to notice her discomfort and continued on. “No…but it’s someone I’ve known for years. So it’s not like we just met. Although we did sort of get married on the spur of the moment. And no, before you ask, she’s not pregnant. Not yet anyway. We’re building a house, and once we get settled, we plan to start a family.”

“Who Cole?” 

Cole could hear her impatience. “Sorry, I’m not sure if you ever met her. Her name is Avery Coulter. She works for my dad.”

“No. I don’t think so. Wow. Congratulations. I am very happy for you. That was . . . that’s wonderful. She makes you happy, I guess. She better anyway, or I will personally kick her ass!” she said and chuffed out a laugh.

“Whoa, down girl! She does make me happy. She’s so sweet and attentive. She even bought me a puppy,” said Cole.

“Well, then,” she said and sighed softly, “I guess she deserves you. Maybe I will get to meet the lucky lady that stole your heart one day.”

I hope so too. Maybe after Christmas we can fly up?” Ugh, thought Cole as soon the words were out. He wished he could swallow them back.

“Ummm. That’s still in the middle of the football season… maybe later. I’ll talk to Ryker.”

Cole sighed. It was so awkward….they were both trying to pretend nothing happened, but he couldn’t do it anymore. “You know what Dannie, maybe we both need more time. I’m sorry.”

“It’s okay. Honestly, please don’t apologize. You be happy okay? I am. We’ll talk more soon. It’ll get easier as time goes on, and the memory fades.”

“Yeah. I…” fuck, thought Cole as he struggled to find the right words to say, only to realize there were none. “I’ll let you know when we get moved,” he finally said, “and give you our new address. In the mean time, take care of yourself . . . and Ryker too. Love you.”

“Bye Cole, Congrats. Love you too.”

She sounded sad when they hung up making Cole feel worse about his and Dannie’s friendship than he did before he called. Talking to her brought back the painful memory from that night for both of them. Avery had managed to help him forget it, and he thought he had put it behind him. Evidently he hadn’t. He felt guilty even thinking about that night.

Avery, my wife, he thought and smiled, she makes things so easy. He couldn’t wait to get home and wrap her in his arms . . . and live in the present, not the past.

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The following week, Cole was at work and when his phone buzzed in his pocket.  He pulled it out and saw he had a text from Dannie. Again, so soon? 

He went into his the back room for privacy to read it.  He was thankful he was sitting down instead of with a patient, because his knees may have given out before he had time to process everything.

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Cole had quickly done the math before he responded and was immensely relieved. They had been together in July. She would have been five months along if it were his child.  So he couldn’t be the father. He almost broke down and cried, it scared him so much. After he read her last reply confirming 3 months, he texted her back with still shaking hands.

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He put his head down and tried to get his heart rate back to normal. It would have ruined everything with Avery if she had somehow been carrying his baby.  He didn’t even want to think about how he would have dealt with that.  But after the phone call, and the obvious tension between them, in spite of Dannie’s forced cheerfulness, he was pretty sure their friendship was at it’s end. He needed to forget about Dannie.  Avery was his life now, his amazing wife of almost a month, and she made him happy.

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Cole and Avery’s new home took four months to build.  They moved in during the spring when the weather was nice. There was a small picnic area behind their house, so no houses would ever be built there. That made their house more valuable, and it would be great for the dogs and any future children.

Cole left most of the house decisions to Avery. She was totally in her element, loving every second of it. Seeing how happy it made her, made him happy.  The only decision they really made together was the fireplace. It had to satisfy both of their dreams as to what it should be like.

The dogs loved the big back yard. Phil had grown into a playful, loving, young adult dog while Harley was showing signs of slowing down in his old age. When he got tired of playing with Phil, he would lay down and growl at him. Phil only barked more, daring him to play chase again.

Some of his favorite times were when he and Avery were able to take the dogs for walks to the park. He couldn’t wait until their walks included their own children. He knew Avery wanted to start a family too, so hopefully, that dream wasn’t too far away.

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Their first wedding anniversary and Cole’s 26th birthday came quickly.  That night, they celebrated, making love in front of the fire. It was one of the most romantic evenings they had had in a long time. It was made even more special because they were now trying to get pregnant. Avery would be 29 in March, so she was ready to get started. Cole was beyond ready.

Two months later, when the pregnancy test came back positive, he was convinced she had conceived that night in the glow of the firelight. Their lives, so far, had been the very fairy tale he dreamed it would be. His life was perfect and was only going to get better with a child to love.

When Avery began to suffer from morning sickness, Cole felt bad for her and did everything he could to make it easier. He was right there to hold her hair, bring her a washcloth or crackers. He massaged her back, rubbed her feet, anything to make her feel better.

Even though she appreciated his efforts, he quickly learned Avery wasn’t an easy patient. She was extremely grumpy.  He couldn’t calm her like he could his four legged patients. She promised him she was excited about having a baby, but just the whole being pregnant thing was no fun. She couldn’t understand why anyone would want to go through this.

Cole knew it was mostly her frustration about not being able to work efficiently while she was sick. If Avery was anything, she was a workaholic. She would rather go to work and throw up than be stuck at home alone, while life seemingly went on without her.

Once she passed the first trimester, and her morning sickness subsided, things got a little better. Cole was immensely relieved. He hated seeing her so miserable. Now they could fully enjoy her pregnancy. He loved laying in bed together and feeling the baby kick. That was the best part of his day.

However, things changed on a dime. At her regular appointment, they received news that almost undid his poor pregnant wife. She was carrying two babies, not one. Twins. A boy and a girl. Cole was over the moon and couldn’t keep the huge grin off his face.

He wished he could have said the same thing about Avery.  She freaked out and went into full meltdown mode. Evidently her ‘plan’ only included one baby and now it was all messed up.

She cried all the way home. Once they got home, they sat down and Cole held her until she calmed down enough to talk reasonably. “We need to talk about this Avery,” he said gently, “It’s not the end of the world sweetheart. Twins are born everyday. We were just twice blessed.”

“You mean twice cursed,” she shot back, and her tears started again while she continued her rant. “I was mentally prepared for one baby that we could take turns caring for. Now we both have to do it all. And Cole! Do you have any idea how HUGE I’m going to get? I will have stretch marks all over my body, I won’t be able to get behind my desk, and I’m never going to fit into my clothes again!”

Cole didn’t know how he would feel if his body had to go through all of those changes. He figured it could be stressful, especially for someone who took so much pride in her appearance. He tried his best to soothe her. “Baby, Dad can live without you for a few months. Mom can help him. They used to work together before Ami was born. And she has no grandkids – yet – to keep her busy. You will fit into your clothes, and hell, if you don’t, then I don’t care. I didn’t marry you for your clothes. I married you because I love you.”

“That’s not helping Cole. Please, just hold me. I already feel like such a whale. Twins…Oh God!” she cried.

Cole sighed deeply and held his wife in his arms. It was going to be a long 5 months until the babies were born.

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Four and a half months later, only one week early, Avery’s water broke and they rushed her to the hospital. She was in tears by the time they arrived. “I need to push!” she screamed as they wheeled her into the delivery room.

The Nurse replied firmly, “No Avery! Do. Not. Push. Just breathe through the contractions! You don’t want to deliver in the hallway!”

Cole’s heart was racing as he followed them in. He was terrified, finding it hard to breath. His mother had died from complications after childbirth and that reality hit him like a ton of bricks. If things went bad during the delivery, it was possible he could lose his wife or one or both of the babies. He knew they didn’t want her water to break when she wasn’t in a controlled environment. Which it had.

Cole’s parents were there, but his dad stayed in the waiting room.  When his mother realized the condition he was in, she made him sit down and put his head between his knees and breath while they were getting Avery prepped for the delivery.

The doctor rushed in and examined Avery.  “These babies are going to come fast Avery. We don’t have time to do an epidural. I’m sorry. Just keep breathing, but don’t push until I tell you. Good thing is no C-section. Okay?”

“No! I can’t!” cried Avery through her tears and screamed when a contraction hit.

Avery’s scream jerked Cole to the present, and he quickly went to her side. Sofia stood back but put her hand on his back lending him her support.  Not long after he took her hand, the first baby was born.  His daughter, Reagan Kate, let out a little cry, and tears began to fall down his face at the sound. The nurse put her in the waiting incubator and quickly whisked her away.

Avery was crying too, but for a different reason. “I can’t do it again!” Then she screamed and nearly broke Cole’s hand when another contraction overtook her. Sofia went around the bed and grabbed Avery’s other hand.

“You’re doing good Avery,” said the doctor soothingly, “Your little boy is crowning and ready to come be with his sister. As soon as you feel the next contraction you can push hard. “

Three minutes after his sister was born, Avery delivered their son, Ryan Coleman. “You did great Avery,” said Dr. Papaloukas, holding the baby up for just a minute before the nurse took him.

After he was finished with Avery he stood up and said, “Okay Avery, the worst is over. Both babies appear to be quite healthy. Congratulations you two. You have a beautiful family.”

“Thank you doctor,” said Cole, “When can we see them?”

“How about now. Here they come, all cleaned up already,” said the doctor and pointed to the nurse who was expertly wheeling in two bassinets, followed closely by Ben, all smiles.

“Avery, do you want to hold them?” asked the nurse.

Avery looked at Cole and then the nurse, and back. He could tell she was unsure. “I guess so…” she finally said, so the nurse handed her Ryan. “Oh my god,” she rasped out, her throat dry and hoarse from screaming.

Cole quickly leaned over and gently touched his newborn son for the first time. He was overcome with love. “It’s over now Avery,” he said softly, “Please, don’t cry anymore sweetheart. I know you’re exhausted. It’s been a long nine months.”

His dad immediately picked up his granddaughter and began rocking her in his arms. Sofia watched on lovingly, as he grinned and spoke baby talk to the tiny infant.

Avery was exhausted so Cole took the baby from her and sat down on the side of the bed.  He looked at his son in his arms, at his father holding his daughter, and then down at his his wife, already fast asleep.  His heart was so full, it felt like it might burst with happiness. “They’re beautiful, Avery, just like you,” he whispered, his voice rough with emotion, “I love all of you, so very much. My family.”

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55 thoughts on “Chapter 2.67 – Babies

  1. Aww, so sweet. Avery was totally shocked to have learned she was carrying twins! Cole’s glowing with pride. And I hope Dannie gives birth to a healthy baby, too. I dreamed of her today. Ryker was a vampire, lol. It had me dead with the kind of dreams my mind comes up with. And Yasmine is in Germany now? Oh wow.

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    • OMG! I thought was the only one that dreamed about my sims! And Ryker would be a good vampire! 😂😂😂😂.

      Dannie is pregnant and Yasmine moved to Germany…. yep…a little resolution for those two.

      Avery was indeed shocked and none too thrilled about having twins. Too bad so sad Honey, you can’t give them back. 🙄 Cole is soooo happy. ❤️❤️❤️ He can’t wait to be a daddy and I am sure he will be a good one.

      Still laughing about Ryker! 😂😂😂

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      • My dreams today were a mess. I dreamed of vampire Ryker trying to have sex with Dannie in my garage but because he had to take another boy with himself (I don’t even know why or who it was) he bit him so that he could hook up with Dannie, then told her that he bit him so that she would be safe that he doesn’t bite her when they have sex. I am dying now that I think of it. 😂

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          • I remember someone walked in when he undid her bra and said he wanted to watch TV and he told him to go to the room when the TV is in my house. Or that he led her upstairs at one point and showed Dannie the bedroom. Which is why I have no idea why they decided to go to the garage. This is soo weird. 😂

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            • And strangers walking in! Eek! Ohhh my! You have detailed dreams. Good fodder for stories! 😂😂😂 Here’s the bedroom….or you would rather get it on in the garage. Heck why not? I’m a vampire after all…you can ride! 😂😂😂😂😂

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              • I think in my dream this guy who walked in was his father… Even worse 😂 Yeah, I had so many stories in that dream but I don’t remember them now. I think I, in the dream, shared her on tumblr and people thought they were great somehow. However, I do remember needing to ask you if I could recreate Dannie so that I could write stories about her. I don’t even know how the heck I thought it’d be a good story in that dream 😂 I’m laughing so hard. Awake me is much less creative than in my dreams, LOL.

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                  • It was Ryker’s father, though. He walked in when he was undoing Dannie’s bra. Super awkward 😂 I don’t know how. And I am not sure why I even dreamed of Dannie, out of all the things I could have dreamed of? I can definitely see some of the themes, because we were giving a spare TV to my grandmother’s neighbor yesterday and I was writing to my friend telling her how I always confuse names ending with -y or – ie. And I was on tumblr just before falling asleep… Vampires, I think, came from some simlit I was reading. Garage… Probably discussing cars with family the other day. Such a crazy mixture!

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  2. Congratulations on the twins! I can’t wait to see what they look like as they get older. We already know they’ll be good looking. 😀 lol

    Avery really melts down when things don’t go according to her plan, doesn’t she? lol I’m really happy for Cole. This is what he’s always wanted.

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    • Thanks! I had to look – they are cute! ❤️ ❤️. Double trouble! You had twins, you know, I just hope one of them isn’t like Rosetta! 😱

      Avery doesn’t do well if her plans get messed up. She is a control freak. I think a lot of that comes from her childhood and feeling out of control. Now she wants to be sure she is in control of everything that goes on around her. Poor girl. She is going to be in for a rude awakening. The twins are in charge right now! 😂😂😂

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      • What? You don’t want a Rosetta in your game? I can’t imagine why? 😂😂

        BTW, I have a terrible time not looking at my infants in game, too. I just have to know what they look like! 😀

        Yes, I got that about Avery. The reason why certainly makes sense. I wonder what kind of mom she’ll be? I hope she isn’t too controlling with them because they’re sure to rebel later. Oh, but that might be fun for the story! haha

        I like what you said about the twins being charge. That is 100% true right there! LOLOL Poor Avery! 😂😂

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        • Haha! Rosetta is scary!

          I hope the little things melt her and she becomes very loving and not too strict. But you might be onto something! Haha! Avery has lost her power with those two! She has Cole wrapped around her little finger. Those babies. Hmmm.

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  3. BABIES! (though I agree with skcaga… WRONG MOTHER! 😦 Just like Dannie’s has the wrong father, boooooo) Okay enough complaining now 😛 Nooboos for everyone!

    I do worry about Cole and Dannie though. It sounds like their friendship might really be over now 😦 And I understand why, but… NOOOO

    Whoops, I said no more complaining. *Deep breaths*

    Hopefully Yasmine can find some peace of mind in Germany (or some kindred spirits with certain other emotionally unstable people who live over there 😉 HA!) I hope Cole will hear from her again someday, and that it will be good news!

    I still don’t know how I feel about Avery… But I’m very interested to see how motherhood effects her (especially being the mother of TWO babies!) At least we know Cole is happy. He’s always been such a sweetheart and a total family man… And now his family has doubled in size on one day! 😮 Congrats to the new daddy! (and new Mommy, even if I don’t approve of her not being Dannie… LOL)

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    • How did they mess up so bad and make babies with the wrong people? 😭😭😭

      And yes, he and Dannie might be done. Poor Cole…at least he is still friendly with Nicky and Laney…. and Yasmine, maybe she’ll find Phoenix if he isn’t too much of a mess to,help her with her problems! Haha. I feel like though, she just tried to run away from her problems. 😢

      Cole is soooo happy right now. He has the family he has always wanted. ❤️. I don’t know if it has truly hit Avery that she has two babies yet! All of her careful planning just went up in smoke. Hopefully she can roll with the punches…we will find out. Hopefully motherhood will mellow her out a bit. ❤️

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  4. Well, crud…I mean, yay! Babies!

    (Was Hoping for a Yazzie surprise to mix things up but she’s in a Windenburg. Sigh…)

    But hopefully these babies will not put a damper on their relationship.

    Dannie’s having a baby too! Glad it’s not Cole’s too!

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    • Yes, crud. I did create an AU baby with Cole and Yasmine. She is really gorgeous. But Munter should be happy! His girl got two babies. And Cole is super happy. You bring up a good point about the babies affecting their relationship. They always do. It’s a given. So hold that thought. Good or bad though? 😇😈😇

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      • Hahaha! Part of me was rooting for Yasmine to come back, but I’m happy with having Avery’s genetics as part of the mix. And TWINS! Yay! Still, I’m worried how this will turn out, Avery is freaking! I wonder if she’s going to resent the kids because they threw out her perfect plan, or if they’ll somehow cause her to adapt, and realise that she can never be fully in control of any situation?

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        • Ha! Well, Yasmine made a beautiful baby, I’ll give her that! We shall see if she shows up again….😇…. And Avery is freaking a bit! I hope she doesn’t resent her babies. They are absolutely adorable! You can’t help but love them. ❤️ Just you wait! She also makes beautiful babies with Cole! ❤️. And you know Cole by now. He doesn’t give up easy. He loves Avery and the family she gave him.

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  5. Congrats on Cole and Avery becoming parents…but I am pretty familiar with how you write. You get everything so happy and lovely and then BAM….it all goes to shit. I am happy but I am waiting on a shoe to drop….

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  6. Oh, god, this is not going to go well…Avery almost collapsed after she realized they were having twins, and didn’t seem like she wanted this kids….Maybe, like many, she idealized something sweet and painless, *very* diferent from how things work in the real wolrd.

    I really wonder how things are going to gow from now on. Avery like’s to work. Not to take care of babies. She could very well end up as those parents who aren’t present in their child’s life.

    Mayybe the reason Avery almsot collapsed was because it ”didn’t go like the plan..?” because, if it is, she’s dommed. Kids don’t follow plans.

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    • Avery is indeed in for a rude awakening! Babies don’t follow schedules or plans. She totally was not prepared for what this meant to be pregnant or have children, but I think she may have figured one was doable. 😂😂😂. Next chapter is going to be an eye opener for her!

      I have no doubt she won’t be a stay at home mom! 😂

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  7. Yay for twins!! 🙂 🙂 First twins of the legacy if I am not mistaken.
    Avery seems really good for Cole, and he seems happier than he has been in a long time. I really hope Cole has the family and romantic life that he has always wanted.

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  9. My 2 cents: From my experience in the USA, in hospitals no one but the doctors & nurses are allowed in the delivery room. Everyone had to wait outside. Only exception is one Lamaze coach or one midwife. I was my wives Lamaze coach, so I was able to be there for all 4 kids. I also interpreted for my wife who is deaf, (I am deaf also but have good lipreading abilities). So when the doctor or nurse had instructions they pulled down their masks and I lipread them and signed to my wife. Instructions were mostly push or don’t push. One other exception was pretty expensive and not offered by hospitals, and that is non hospital birthing rooms. Where you can pick and choose who can watch cheer you on. No woman should be held accountable for what comes out of their mouth during delivery. My sweet wife had the most terrible mood swings during delivery and she swore like a trooper during delivery, (I never saw her swear any other time). In Lamaze class we had breathing exercises. One was pant. when you pant, it prevents pushing. The other breathing excercis. was blow. When you blow you are pushing. There were things you could do to make your wife comfortable ie rubs on the back because the back really hurts during delvery. For the first birth, the hospital wants you to come in when the contractions are 5 minutes apart. The opening takes a long time to get bigger (I am talking hours and hours) for the baby to get out. the second birth they want you to come in at 10 minutes apart because after the opening is stretched out from the first birth it is so much faster. Also 95% of the doctors and hospitals always require C sections for twins automatically. It is rare to get a doctor who will be ok with the mothers decision to have a natural childbirth for twins. You have to really go doctor shopping to get one. Many actresses do NOT want the scars of having a C section and shop around If they are pregnant with twins. Avery must have really been in denial during her pregnancy, because I would think with Avery wanting to be in control of her pregnancy she would have taken Lamaze classes, and it was obvious she did not really know what to do. Avery had her babies too fast for the first birth, (It makes me wonder if she had a birth before) Also during delivery I had my wife hold my hand and when it hurts she squeezed. She squeezed a lot, ouch. Also one more thing, it was really nice that Avery had twins. That means there is a possibility of Dannies baby marrying one of them! Thank you for the babies chapter. Glad no other drama! yet.

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    • Hah! Your birth experience sounds like my first two. Except for the lip reading part which is awesome! ❤️ Your wife is very lucky to have you by her side.

      My third delivery was sooo much different. Everyone was in the labor/delivery room including my sister-in-laws! My last baby came super fast. But all of my children came really fast after my water broke.

      I am sure everyone has a different birth experience. Although I didn’t swear, I’m sure it’s very common! 😂😂😂

      No drama for now and Cole is in hog heaven with love for his children! ❤️❤️❤️

      Hold on tight. 😇

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  10. What if Danni text him to tell him she was pregnant with his child and her and she and Ryker split up? What if Yasmine was carrying Cole’s baby, too. It would be even more interesting if all three women had twins and they were all Cole’s.😂You better be glad I am not writing this story because I just plan evil.

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  11. Aaaah twins! I’m so excited!! ❤ ❤ 😀 But Avery hmmm… not so much. Uh oh :/ Every seemed perfect for them (even the way she conceived) until she became pregnant. I'm really curious to see how she will deal with two kids later!
    Hmmm things with Danni are still weird, that's so sad 😦 Let's hope the air clears out soon for them, I'd hate to see them drifting apart because of one mistake..! And she's pregnant too, huh? Well who knows, if Cole and Danni are done for, maybe their kids can meet and fall in love, haha! (I'm getting waaay ahead of myself, aren't I? LOL)

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    • Haha….always thinking ahead….maybe their kids will meet! Hold that thought…. lol…
      Everything was so perfect for awhile. Avery’s not thrilled about two babies. It sent her into a tailspin.

      But hopefully, once they are home. It will get better….😳

      But twins. And they are soooo cute!

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  13. Just got done binge reading several chapters. I guess I can say that I’m happy Cole is happy! The babies are so beautiful! Reagan is a pretty name too. Avery wasn’t my first choice for Cole’s HEA but hey, like i said, if he’s happy I’m happy.

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